The Washington House - Pennsylvania

4.6
3049 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Washington House Restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dining plus made to order takeout!

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Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, a casual drink in our historic bar, fresh air while dining on our patio or a light snack before a show next door at Sellersville Theater, you will be pleased with our eclectic menu and our warm hospitality. Our guests especially enjoy the carefully chosen wine and beer lists and year round calendar of events including beer and wine tastings, specialty food nights and holiday menus.
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vipPaul
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Four of us had the lobster roll special. The lobster roll was excellent but the potato salad was a little strange and the coleslaw also tasted different. We had two appetizers that were excellent. Outside dinning is often interrupted by noisy traffic going by. Even though understaffed this night service was very good.

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SandraM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we are nearly always happy after dining there. We had the lobster roll and my mouth is salivating at the thought of it! Just delish!! There were some people in our vicinity with "loud voices," but I guess that can't be helped. It becomes contagious---one person speaks loud and then another speaks louder and on it goes. The biggest problem was did we want to eat outside or inside? Since the reservation was made some days ago and we had no idea what sort of weather might happen we played it safe and ate indoors. That was fine.

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JeffreyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent, and the ambience was perfect. We were there for our 30th anniversary, and it was a fantastic evening. Our server Natalie was excellent -- friendly, informative, attentive, and kept everything moving at a perfect pace.

We arrived early and had a drink at the bar before our table was ready, and they were also friendly and attentive, and made my wife a delicious Mezzo Mojito she really enjoyed. They had a great selection of local craft beers on draft, including several unique pumpkin ales.

A great evening, we will be back!

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LindaL
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is lovely, the Brussel sprouts and Chile Rellenos amazing. And Gabby, our server, was on top of everything, besides being a joy. Top notch dining experience

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded 5 hours ago

So glad you enjoyed your time with us, Linda! Gabby certainly is special!

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vipDebW
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoy a beautiful ride to the country. Take in a live performance at the Sellersville theater next door after dinner. Food so good. Cocktail delicious. Gabby our server was wonderful .

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HGMT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The lobster rolls were phenomenal - tastier than ones we have had in New York City!

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Elliot
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to be served by Jess. Promised her to bring French Bull dog next time. It was a bit warm outside for him plus with the Sellersville Theatre Members gala going on outside adjacent to the restaurant, it would have been too much drama for the dog. Again highly recommend this place. They have their act together and the people from ownership, management, bartenders and servers are always very nice.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you, Elliot! We are looking forward to seeing you and your French Bull dog very soon!

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service !We had Brunch and it was wonderful.

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Paul
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We have eaten at the Washington House many times but our experience last night was not up to par. Our table wasn't ready at our reserved time. When we were seated there was only one place setting instead of two. Our server appeared to be new but not well trained. She never asked if we would like something to drink before ordering. A manager had to help her out a few times doing server duties when she was absent for long periods of time. We happen to overhear the table next to us complaining to the manager about how long it took to get their food. We shared a specialty salad that was very tasty but was the size of a side salad. I always enjoy their duck but it wasn't on the reduced menu. I got the Crab and Shrimp Cakes which were OK but not wonderful. My wife got the Pork Chop which was a large portion and wonderful! Everyone is experiencing labor shortages but hopefully over time the Washington House will return to its high standard of excellence. We will surely give it another try in the future.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for being a loyal and patient guest while we rebuild, Paul! Your concerns are noted and, as always, appreciated, so we can do better in the future!

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LindaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

One of our less favorable visits. Normally we always enjoy eating here. Last night was not one of those nights. Waitress seemed more concerned/attentive to the tables with 5 or 8 people (better tip?) than my husband and I (even though our bill was over $100 - we weren't there just for burgers).

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JayL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were outstanding in flavor and presentation, my pork loin may well have been the tastiest I have experienced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was excellent. Could not have asked for better for an Anniversary dinner! To top it off they have a complimentary glass of champagne for the Anniversary couple. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Bartman
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, great atmosphere, the complimentary glass of champagne was a nice touch & the food was fantastic!

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MaggiH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We 3 female cousins were celebrating a too-long separation cause by the pandemic. We were alone in the lovely dining room. All the food we ordered was delicious. Only the tomato bisque soup could have been hotter. The short rib grilled cheese sandwiches were hot and delicious. The wedge salad provided more than enough for one person - the delicious leftovers went home. Thank you for the beautiful ambience of the room. Wait staff was very attentive to our needs and refills of beverages. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Hungry
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and a show. Always a great time. Love our server Ellie

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you! We love Ellie too!

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MarioC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic

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mountaingirl
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cozy spot for drinks at the bar and dinner later on a tornado warning night. YIKES. Menu had interesting alternatives with slight twists like the scallop ceviche with radishes, pineapple and fried wonton garnish. Service was friendly and quick. The dining room was empty when we arrived, because of the weather, so it's impossible to say how things are under normal circumstances. The food was so good that we couldn't indulge in dessert.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you for braving the elements to dine with us! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service, excellent food, and excellent atmosphere.

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vipKirkM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My wife and I like to have dinner at the Washington House before a show. The last two visits have not very pleasant for the same reason. Last night was the worse. We sat down at 6:15 and received our enter at 7:30. due to “something” in the kitchen that apparently only affected us since other meals were whizzing by us. We asked to give us time for our appetizers, but those were done by 6:35. You may not think this was a big deal, but this is the second time we stressed out because we had a show to catch. Instead of a relaxing, well-paced meal to celebrate my milestone 65th birthday, we were had to gulp down our dinner, skipped our planned birthday dessert and rush to the show. We were offered a glass of wine for our patience, but that was too late to fix an evening I looked forward to for months. Our server did the best she could and the food was very good, I think, since it went down so quickly. I have higher expectations for Washington House.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on September 1, 2021

Kirk, We are so sorry we did not time your dinner properly. You are absolutely right that you should have higher expectations of us. Please give us another opportunity to make it up to you-we owe you your complimentary birthday dessert!

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chuckm403
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had drinks and dinner before a show at the theatre. All staff were wonderful as usual and the food was excellent.

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Jane
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Four of us dined at the Washington house prior to the Peter Noone concert. The total experience was wonderful. We were seated promptly in a charming window nook overlooking a pocket vegetable garden. Our waitress was personable and attentive. Our food was served quickly, was piping hot and presented beautifully. The guys chose the crab and shrimp cakes and were very happy with their meals. I had the lamb Bolognese, which was terrific and the portion was huge. My friend had the 5 ounce filet and declared it perfectly cooked and delicious. We love coming to Sellersville for an evening of fine dining and entertainment.

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed overnite for the Sellersville Theatre.
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner in the bar area (a little noisy by the time we left at 7:15.)
Wonderful room and was surprised to find out the room came with a continental breakfast (order form with items and requested time).

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NicholeS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was ok, but the service and atmosphere were fantastic. Great local location!

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DaveC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great having an awesome meal, and then attending a show at the Sellersville Theatre. Highly recommended !!!!

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ChristalL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent with great presentation!!

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vipLongCoolWoman
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cocktails were delicious- the Moscow mule was the best I've ever had. Brent, our server, was charming, efficient, and got everything right. The menu had a good variety from which to choose so everyone was happy. The food looked and tasted delicious. Our only disappointment was the constant noise of traffic on a Friday between 6-8pm; I guess we should have expected that. Any chance you can get the road closed to traffic on the weekends, like Ambler and so many towns have done for their downtown businesses?
We'll be back for other great meals with gresat service and drinks!

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vipChrisD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal followed by a wonderful show!

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RaymondS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a pleasant night with a great dinner and enjoyable breakfast. My companion is gluten-intolerant and there were a good number of gluten free dinner selections for her. She really enjoyed the evening meal. The weather cooperated so we were able to eat outdoors, very welcome in these COVID-delta times, but even the indoor dining is well separated. There were fewer gluten free breakfast selections, but the fresh fruit and Greek yogurt did the trick.

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on August 24, 2021

We are so glad we were able to accommodate your companion's needs! We are keeping our social distancing inside until we are sure we are out of the Delta woods! Please visit us again next time you are in Bucks County!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience3

Calamari was rubbery, lamb Bolognese

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Minni
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal. The service was friendly and attentive. We had a nice outside table.
The reason I took off 1 star was our dining experience was less than perfect due to very loud muscle cars driving by the restaurant almost constantly during the first hour we were there. The revved up engines made it difficult to have a conversation. Of course this is not the restaurant's fault. W
e will eat inside the next time.

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DaveN
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was beyond exceptional. Have eaten there many times and will continue to do so.

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bradG
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enoyed a very delicious dinner for 4. Each would order the same meal again, which is unusually good! 3 chesse appetizer was excellent. Street noise was a little bothersome - but NOT a complaint - a comment only. Server was new but already well trained. Staff was attentive and engaging when we invited it - but did not intrude. Well worth it. We will do this spot again.

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CathyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food as always was wonderful. Never disappointed. The service was good but very slow. We had to go in to get someone to take our order after they seated us. Noise is to be expected when sitting outside but still very nice.

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AlfredP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor
Creative menu
Great service
Very good beer menu

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JakeS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit here, and we were blown away. Our server, Jess was amazing. All the food from the brussel sprouts to the filet of beef was to die for!

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FrederickS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Ginny
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Swordfish special. It was honestly one of the best meals I have ever eaten, and I consider myself a discerning diner. My companion also said it was outstanding. The delicate fish, tender vegetables and couscous, and perfect sauce were a delicious delight!
I have always enjoyed exceptional meals here, and this dinner was the best yet!

The Washington House - Pennsylvania
Responded on August 20, 2021

Wow-so glad you enjoyed your dinner here again. Come back soon so we can top it!

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vipMarie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Washington House consistently serves delicious food, in a pleasant atmosphere, with friendly staff.

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DennisP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was one patron who was quite loud. I understand the staff could do nothing, but another patron finally asked him to keep it down, and he relocated to another table. The staff and several other patrons were glad for this intervention, and we got a free dessert for our trouble.

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JohnA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had Sunday brunch outside dining. Everything was great except the Motorcycle noise which could not be helped.

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The Washington House - Pennsylvania is rated 4.6 stars by 3049 OpenTable diners.

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